A barbed wire fence at the border
July 17th, 2019

Vice President Pence recently toured migrant detention centers at the U.S. / Mexico border. After video of Pence’s border tour was made available, #FakeChristian began trending on social media, with users calling out the VP for his perceived lack of empathy. Continue reading

Young girl standing at border fence
July 12th, 2019

A prominent NYC pastor and long-time advocate for immigrant rights is suing the federal government after she was placed on a federal watchlist for conducting ministry work with migrants south of the border. Continue reading

A barbed wire fence at the U.S. Mexico border
July 11th, 2019

The treatment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Trump Administration’s treatment of them is spurring discussion across the country. Two ULC ministers recently weighed in on the issue, from different sides of the aisle. Their comments are reproduced here. Continue reading

Undocumented immigrant Rosa Lopez
December 27th, 2018

A 40-year-old Virginia woman ignored her deportation order and instead took shelter in a local church. “I am going to fight,” she declared. “I feel powerless. But I trust in God for a solution.” Continue reading

Jesus in a nativity cage
December 12th, 2018

A Massachusetts church created a Nativity scene featuring baby Jesus in a metal cage. The display is intended to raise awareness about immigration issues, but it’s also generated backlash from conservative circles. Continue reading

Immigrants coming to the U.S.
November 2nd, 2018

The Public Religion Research Institute’s ninth annual American Values Survey reveals that white evangelicals are the demographic most likely to view immigration and racial diversity as “threats” to American values. Why is that? Continue reading

Jorge Ramirez
July 9th, 2018

In the lead-up to the 2016 election, California minister Jorge Ramirez encouraged his daughter to vote for then-candidate Donald Trump. The only problem? Ramirez was living in the country illegally – a fact which came back to bite him when immigration agents caught on to his trail. Continue reading

Muslim Ban Thumbnail
June 28th, 2018

Although some faith groups oppose President Trump’s controversial travel ban, many heartily support it. Recent studies show that religious support for immigration is in the dumps, leading some to question whether churches are really acting in accordance with the tenets of their faith. Continue reading

A child and mother embracing at the border.
June 18th, 2018

A controversial new Trump administration policy calls for separating immigrant parents from their children if they try to cross the border. But when it comes to carrying out this brutal task, Attorney General Jeff Sessions truly believes God is on his side. Continue reading

Trump vs. MS-13
May 17th, 2018

President Trump drew swift condemnation across much of social media for his recent remarks about Hispanic gang members that illegally enter the United States. Responding to a question about a notoriously violent gang known as MS-13, he called them “animals.” Did his remarks cross a line? Continue reading